The eRate appears to be working, according to the first-ever study of the federal program that helps connect schools and libraries to the internet.

The study, called "The eRate in America: A Tale of Four Cities," examined the impact the eRate has had on four large urban school districts: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee. These districts serve a combined 800,000 students, most of whom live at or below the poverty line.

Jim Davis, director of information systems management for Detroit Public Schools, said that before the eRate, his district did not have the $36 million...

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